Digital led uberization – shift to a service-based economy form production-based – has transformed how the world operates. Today when everything zoetic is under a complete lockdown everything – as – a – service (XaaS) has kept the ball rolling for enterprises – Keeping Economies On!
Every sector, industry, and types of businesses are currently paralyzed with the pandemic – COVID 19 – expanding globally fastidiously. While the physical world remains under strict lockdown, the virtual world remains unscathed, and without a doubt, is under tremendous pressure.
Globally there’s a massive spike in the usage of internet and as per reports, it’s going to get worse. And that’s no surprise because currently digital is the only way the physical world can operate and stay connected. The usage of telecommunication technologies has doubled as enterprises, institutions, Governments and all other bodies are currently dependent on bandwidth-intensive virtual platforms.
Thanks to XaaS – Everything-as-a-Service!
What is everything – as – a – service (XaaS)?
In layman’s language, XaaS are service delivered via the cloud using the internet. Do you want to travel? You book a cab online. When Hungry? You order food online and in no time it’s delivered at your doorstep. While these are few examples relevant for the consumer market, on the enterprise end, IT when required can also opt for services delivered as a service via the cloud using the internet.
If required IT also leverages the option to outsource critical IT functions like networking, storage, virtualization, security, and more. These services are delivered, managed, and monitored by vendors (Managed Service Providers). In the diagram below are different types of XaaS models that gained momentum since the advent of the cloud.
Although Managed Service Providers are part of the same XaaS family, under Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), they’ve bigger goals. Managed Service Providers are companies that manage and monitor IT infrastructure and systems. Enterprises (customers) usually get in a Service Level Agreement (SLA) under a certain subscription model with Managed Service Providers. For example, Lavelle Networks as a managed service provider delivers network-as-a-service to Swiggy. Refer the link, if you’re interested to know the use case.
How XaaS Models are helping Enterprises Fight COVID 19?
In the digital world, XaaS helps enterprises to be more innovative. Apart from being economical, with XaaS models, enterprises benefit enhanced IT agility, flexibility, on the fly scalability, speed, higher ROI, fewer downtimes, and improved productivity.
Challenged by the paroxysm of the pandemic the world currently depends on its digital infrastructure – Cloud, Internet, and Networks. In India and around the globe, MSPs are playing a crucial role in helping businesses to keep moving forward irrespective of disruptions and dangers that lie ahead. Hence although it’s been a while now that enterprises are adopting and benefiting from various XaaS models, it’s now when the physical world is in a complete standstill, enterprises along with the world are realizing the sheer power XaaS in its true sense.
As managed service providers of software-defined wide area networks, we at Lavelle Networks are taking care of client networks and our staff by establishing secure work-from-home protocols that are keeping our clients and partners operational and productive. We’re hopeful that in a few days everything will be back to normal and you can continue your service from your office and not from home.
Contact us if you need any network-related help.